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Skokie, IL 60076        

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8237 Kenton Avenue, Skokie, IL 60076


Effective immediately the regular worship services and other activities held in the church buildings are cancelled until further notice. We are having online worship on Sunday morning at 8 am on Facebook and YouTube. The service is acessible at any time on YouTube.

Sunday, August 16th Rev. Biel will join Pastor Krista at Elston United Methodist Church for an outdoor worship service at 11:00am. Elston United Methodist Church is at 5850 N. Elston Avenue, Chicago.

Sunday, August 23rd Elston will begin worshipping at Central. The worship services will be at 11:00am in front of the church off Kenton Avenue. All are welcome. Bring your chair and join us.


Read District Superintendent Brittany Isaacs " The Language of Riots ".

The following activities are being held via the ZOOM platform. Please email the church at centralchurch@skokiecentralumc.org to be included in one of these group activities.

  • Meditation on the Gospel (Tuesday morning contemplation at 8 am). Starting June 2nd.
  • Adult Bible Study - Sunday morning 9:30 -10:15 am

    Meet Our Staff

    Pastor Biel is available at (708) 271- 2998 for your prayer requests or concerns.

UPCOMING EVENTS (Call the Church Office for further information - (847) 673-1311)

  • THE 90th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT SERIES has been postponed
    because of the virus.
    Check back here for updates on the opening concert.

  • The concert series is scheduled to continue with the "BACK PORCH CONCERT" series which will be presented on the last Friday of the month on the porch of the Log Cabin. This series will start when we are able to be back together. The performers will be talented members of our church. Our talented members include: Crystal and Chris Bartlett; Julianne Arvizu with SIDEDOOR; Victoria and Pastor Timothy Biel with RISE@Central band; Alvaro Ramirez Studio with Anatoliy Torchinskiy and Ernie Silverio trio.

    - To Pastor Young Sun Lee who has volunteered in the office and participated in worship and small group activities during her time with Central. Our prayers go with her as she starts her call to ministry at Dixon First UMC.
    - To Pastor Biel who records his message for Facebook and YouTube.-
    - To Victoria Biel who uploads all the videos.
    - To Pastor and Victoria Biel for their music.
    - To The Arvizu Family for their music.
    - To Ernie and Millete Silverio for their music.

New to Central, Skokie, Church, and/or Christianity?

During normal times Central offers the following "in person" services:

You are welcome to Skokie Central United Methodist Church! Come and join us any Sunday morning at 8:00 am or 10:30 am for an open, welcoming worship service. A comfortable sanctuary where you can see Pastor Timothy Biel Jr. and listen to his insightful, relevant sermons. Meet friendly people and sample some of what Skokie Central UMC has to share:

  • 8:00 am RISE@Central Service.
    Are you looking for a deeper connection with Jesus? Would you like to explore Christian discipleship in a new engaging way? Then think about worshipping at our 8 am RISE@Central Service. RISE@Central is a 35-40 minute contemporary format service that actively engages all age groups. Sing along to new and favorite K-LOVE or Air1 hits, while growing in your faith.

  • The 10:30 am Classic Service features music from the Chancel Choir led and accompanied by Millete Silverio, various other musicians, song leaders, special guests and an enthusiastic congregation. At Skokie Central UMC, we feel our congregational voice – in prayer, in song, in praise – is important, strong and vibrant.

  • Holy Communion served weekly. With Skokie’s wonderfully diverse community, Communion crosses all cultural barriers since all are welcome at Skokie Central UMC's Communion table.

When you’re ready, we look forward to getting to know you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of our friendly church administrators Doris Bloom, Pam Castaneda or Kathy Tiffin at 847-673-1311 or centralchurch@skokiecentralumc.org.

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